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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Will fighting climate change ruin world economies???

Here's Ian Plimer on Australia.....
Adelaide University professor of mining geology, Ian Plimer, said he feared Australia would become an economic backwater if due diligence was not part of developing climate change policy.

"My greatest fear is this country's lights will go out and the rest of the world will think no one is home - and they will be right," Professor Plimer said today.

"Australia will go broke and will become the laughing stock of the world if our political leaders keep making decisions on climate change based on ideology rather than on science.

"This country is heading down a very dangerous path of self-destruction if these people continue on their current path of ignorance and ignore scientific due diligence when making such important decisions about the future of this country."

Prof Plimer's comments came as he delivered the annual Essington Lewis Memorial Lecture in honour of a former chief executive and chairman of BHP.

He is one of Australia's most outspoken climate change sceptics and rejects the suggestion that increased levels of carbon dioxide are responsible for global warming.

He contends that water vapour is responsible for most of the so-called greenhouse effect.

"People have accused me of over-reacting and over-exaggerating my views on the topic but they are playing the man and not the ball," Prof Plimer said.

"I have not heard one of them base their opinion on science or intellect - and that is what needs to be debated.

"Our past is the key to the present and science does not operate by consensus, bullying, authority, government decree, fads or fashion, personal beliefs or vested interests."

Prof Plimer also used today's lecture to embrace the push for nuclear energy.

He said Australia had the potential to "rule the world" with its vast uranium resources and described nuclear power as clean and green.

"It's no secret, the more energy a country uses, the richer it becomes," he said.

"Yet in Australia we are told nuclear energy is dangerous and that climate change is human induced and dangerous.

"So on top of everything else it needs to contend with, the mining industry is now confronted by a new age of irrationality."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

our lights will go out one day. simply because government after government, no matter which party, has refused to build generating capacity to keep up with current growth. never mind the climate change dimwits.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Canada had a legitimate small-c fiscal conservative government they would stand up fervently and passionately as opponents of any kind of cap-and-trade system. Rather, the cap-and-trade system that left-plunging Harper and his left-wing environmental minister Prentice keep referring to is a stealth strategy for an enormous disingenuous, long-term tax increase on all Canadian households. Cap & Trade would evolve around an economic Ponzi scheme that includes an enormous new source of tax revenue to the Canadian government to allow it to continue to expand into the private sector, demolishing thousands of high paying manufacturing jobs, the emergence of global governance, create a temple of dome which would lock in devastating disasters for our children's generation, and a devastating transfer of wealth from wealth producers to wealth wasters.

This tax increase and wealth transferring vehicle would immediately increase the costs of goods and services such as gasoline, electricity and a wide range of industrial products. The increase in the price of Canadian goods would make them less competitive. Canadian firms would suffer in export markets and domestically in competition with goods imported from countries that do not impose such a high implicit tax on CO2 emissions. There would no doubt be pressure to impose tariffs on imports from other countries that have lower carbon costs. Countervailing tariffs base on carbon content would hurt Canadian consumers, destroy thousands of jobs, and threaten our global trading system.

Any candid, forthright genuine small-c fiscal conservative would verify that the “Cap & Tax” tax system is nothing less that the extreme left’s new, socialistic approach to redistribute wealth from wealth producers to others. An ingenuous small-c fiscal conservative, contrasting our CINO PM, would divulge that the “Cap & Tax” system is just another version of Trudeau’s National Energy Program which also was created to transfer wealth from the west.

If Canada had a authentic, candid fiscal, social and judicial small-c conservative as PM, he would informed us that the climate has not changed in the last eleven years, and therefore, he would not annihilate the Canadian economy just to please the left-wing extremists who insist on transferring wealth.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Kez Creates said...

I have a few friends in Australia that were recently angered by some media showing their exact region to be Water Wasters after a report came out showing they used far more water during the summer this year than other regions. The report did not go into hot unbelievably hot it was, 44C many days, and did not go into people drinking more water, watering their crops and gardens more, etc. It just called them Water Wasters and then went on about energy waste and abuse. They were MAD.

On another note, what I have seen is Harper NOT going on board with these policies. He is the only leader I have seen repeatedly talking publicly about his reservations over the Copenhagen Treaty and other events coming up. He seems much more straight forward with his concerns of late.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Ryan said...


3:15 PM  
Blogger Henry said...

There's a movement to radically change California government, by getting rid of career politicians and chopping their salaries in half. A group known as Citizens for California Reform wants to make the California legislature a part time time job, just like it was until 1966.

4:06 AM  

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